Lake County teacher investigated for ...

Lake County teacher investigated for apparently wrestling student

There are 112 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from May 22, 2008, titled Lake County teacher investigated for apparently wrestling student. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Lake County deputy sheriffs have put a science teacher under the microscope after receiving a video that appears to show him wrestling with a Clermont Middle School student in a classroom and driving him ...

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Venice Boon

North Hollywood, CA

#126 May 23, 2008
Seriously wrote:
Ok, hold on here. A teacher wrestles with a student, and no one has a problem with this? What is wrong with you people?
His irresposible behavior could have put the kids in jeopardy. Sure no one was hurt, no harm was done this time, but he was lucky. There's a reason wrestlers are trained in their sport. There's a high risk of injury.
People who support this teacher are probably the same people who would sue if their kid got injured. One minute they are ok with this behavior, but the next they are not.
What this 39 year old retard did was completely loose the respect a student should have for his teacher, as well as respect for his fellow teachers. Man, I'd hate to sub for that class.
Besides, his grip was totally off. If you are going to wrestle a kid, teach him the right moves you idiot.
You deserve a "Darwin Award" for your observation and subsequent comment. Please eliminate yourself from the gene pool and I certainly hope there are not any others like you, at home.
Venice Boon

North Hollywood, CA

#127 May 23, 2008
Secret Student wrote:
Well i was one of the students in that class. an if you any of you newwhat really hppen you would think twice before you go and point finers.Mr.Berry was a gret teacher no the best eache at Clermont Middle.And all of you hat are buiding up on thi is making everything that much worse,You took that good thing away from CLMS.
I believe the real crime lies with the teachers who taught you the english language!
cnc

Newbury Park, CA

#128 May 23, 2008
1) Filming a person without permission is illegal and not permissible in a court of law.

2) The teacher made a mistake with no harm done. He should not lose his job.
Venice Boon

North Hollywood, CA

#129 May 23, 2008
Wussie wrote:
I wuz in dat class tew. Mr.berries is tuff. He don't take no stink frum peeples like youall.
He wuz teechin ebolooshun an i wuz lernin it reel gooit. he startid ackin like his cuzzins frum da rain forust and whupped dis boy purty gooit. I larned a lot.
he a gooit teechur. fulla stink like hissn frans in the hood whre he libs.
i'll kik yer butt.
OH MY GOD, another one....I am beginning to think Lake County is in a foreign country! What is wrong with you people, can't you spell, read or write?? Idiocracy at it's best. JESUS!!!! No wonder they can't tell the difference between a good natured situation and an actual fight. Someone once told me that Florida was the "arm pit" of the United States...I BELIEVE it!
Joey

United States

#130 May 23, 2008
Sounds like a fun and interesting teacher. Why is this a scandal? Has roughhousing become statutory rape?
Physics Amazes Me

Clearwater, FL

#131 May 23, 2008
Venice Boon wrote:
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OH MY GOD, another one....I am beginning to think Lake County is in a foreign country! What is wrong with you people, can't you spell, read or write?? Idiocracy at it's best. JESUS!!!! No wonder they can't tell the difference between a good natured situation and an actual fight. Someone once told me that Florida was the "arm pit" of the United States...I BELIEVE it!
Actually, I have to think that this individual was kidding. No one spells that badly without doing so on purpose...right?

And we're not the armpit. The belly button, perhaps. Or maybe the top of the big toe.
jessica

AOL

#132 May 23, 2008
i had mr.berry he was so cool and they were playing around. we had two teachers and like 10subs and now we got a new teacher he was the best teacher ever and that was just playing I had he for 6th period and everyone including me are mad and sad that he is gone.Best of luck Mr.Berry
waste of time

Bedford, TX

#133 May 23, 2008
I personally know this teacher. He is a wonderful guy with a kind heart. He is a great role model to many kids! Leave him alone!

Since: May 08

Leesburg Fl

#134 May 24, 2008
I watched the video on the news and the student appears to be the aggressor in the video. The student put his arm around the teacher's neck and attempted to pull Mr Berry to the ground. Because of his size and the Laws of Physics, they both fell to the ground, and it did not look like a body slam to me. Criminal activity ~ no... stupidity ~ yes. Poor judgement prevailed in this situation and that is why he should be reprimanded and not prosecuted for assault.
DDT

Clermont, FL

#135 May 24, 2008
Are you serious??!!!! So I write a comment about differences in gender and how this incident is viewed based on those differences.. and it gets deleted. I HATE THE CENSORING SLANTINEL!!!
dummy

Alpharetta, GA

#136 May 27, 2008
everyone makes excuses...he put his hands on someone else's kid, no?

Are there rules in place against this?

You should be able to come up with these answers on your own, yet you will find a way to say, "ya, BUT....."

You can't pick and choose who gets punished....follow the rules, or you could be next....
ArleneMR wrote:
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WHAT LAW! I doubt even the law makers don't know what the law is.
Like I said before, "go get the real crimminals"!
Wussie

Winter Springs, FL

#137 Jun 3, 2008
Some people cannot understand sarcasm at all. Venice, if you are from califorlornia what the hey are you doing attempting to insult Florida?
The teacher is from california. He is a joke and always will be. I know the screwball. He teeched me inna his class bout ebolooshun....an rasslin. yew jes jellis cuz yew wanna rassel hims yoosef aincha?

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